[Plone-UI] Re: Plone, restructured text, STX and CSS

Alexander Limi limi at plone.org
Fri Mar 23 19:05:14 UTC 2007

On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:38:47 -0700, Dave Turvene  
<dturvene at comcast.net> wrote:

> Here's where the really weird things begin.  authoring.css defines  
> individual
> border-top, border-bottom, etc. declarations for .stx table th, .stx  
> table td
> EXCEPT for the two missing table borders.  When I add the two missing  
> border
> sides to my skin, or simply use the "border:" declaration, everything  
> shows.
> Why go to the trouble of writing six declaration statements for six of  
> eight
> sides, when two four-sided "border:" declarations do the trick?

Historical reasons, to support the border properties in base_properties  
 from Plone 1.0/2.0 ;)

> The second weird thing is these two sides can also be rendered using the  
> ReST
> .docutils class but none of the six originally displayed sides do this.   
> So I
> have several ways to patch this (for my application), but it seems very  
> much a
> trial-and-error process.  It also seems like there a lot of ways to do  
> the same
> thing in CSS.  I think Larry Wall had a hand in it.

CSS isn't the problem (well, partly of course), but the various  
implementations definitely are.

Alexander Limi · http://limi.net

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